Minimalist Wedding Gowns
Every bride-to-be wants a wedding gown that will make a statement. Some go for one in a colour or with a design that screams big, bold, and beautiful. Others prefer a minimalist’s dream that exudes understated elegance. Whatever you decide, you need to remember that your wedding dress will serve as the centrepiece of the entire celebration. It’s fine if you want a dress with little to no bells and whistles, though it may be hard to find one that will still stand out from the crowd. That said, we have prepared some tips to help you find your dream dress.
Tip #1: Wear it Long and Sleek
Long-flowing gowns can instantly elevate your look even without embellishments like sparkling sequins or beads. This style is best suited for intimate gatherings that are a cross between elegant and casual, like a garden wedding, though it may not be the best style to wear in a ballroom setting. To that end, look at gowns that exude old Hollywood glamour, like ivory, a spaghetti-strap slip dress, a strapless gown with a subtle sweetheart neckline, or a sleek sheath silhouette with off-the-shoulder sleeves.
We love Melissa, style number 6857, from our Voyage Collection:
Tip #2: Play Around with Patterns
Intricate patterns are not usually associated with simplicity, but they don’t necessarily have to feature overly complicated beadwork or loud colours. You can enhance your look by playing with white-on-white floral designs made of beads, which creates a perfect balance between bold and humble. You should know there are many ways to experiment with patterns. For instance, you can add flowers blooming from your waistline and shoulders to add a subtle flair to your look.
We love this simply patterned Katriane Wedding Dress, style number 6887 from our Voyage Collection.
Tip #3: Experiment with Skirt Variations
You don’t always have to go for the quintessential princess skirt or ball gown to achieve a luxurious look. If you’re aiming to elevate your simple ensemble, experiment with skirt variations. You can go for a sheath, which is a classy design that’s fitted at the hips and falls straight to the floor. For a bolder look, play around with mermaid skirts, which are tight at the waist and hips then flares out delicately at the hem of the dress.
Tip #4: Add a Cape or Jacket to Your Gown
Capes and jackets have become quite trendy in bridal wear recently. These include everything from long, sweeping designs to ones made of delicate, sheer fabrics. Adding a cape or jecket to your ensemble can make you look ethereal and unique without pushing you out of your minimalist comfort zone. You have plenty of choices: silk capes, lacy jackets, off-the-shoulder capes, open-back designs, or even an embellished cropped cape if you want the regal look. The best part? You can wear the simplest, plainest gown you can find and immediately add dramatic flair with the right cape or Jacket.
We love this elegant lace jacket which covers the shoulders and can be used to change a plain dress from a day to night look.
Tip #5: Opt for classic necklines
If you really want to keep your look understated and elegant, as well as timeless you should opt for a classic neckline. How about sweetheart with or without spaghetti straps, straight, bateau or V-neck? There is also the illusion neckline which adds a touch of net or lace to a plain dress, we love this example called Phyllis below.